After several bombing incidents, India has been keen on maintaining the security of its citizens and addressing any suspicious activities. In a recent incident, Bengaluru schools received bomb threat emails. In a panic state, the staff and students were evacuated and a bomb squad was deployed to search the grounds for any explosive devices.
Bengaluru Schools Receive Bomb Threats Via Emails
Bomb Threat in Bengaluru Schools: Parents Gather Outside in Response to Alarming Email
At NPS Basaveshwar Nagar, law enforcement officials have visited the site, and concerned parents are hurriedly retrieving their children from school.https://t.co/WyrSu4Obne pic.twitter.com/VwPth6jCv3
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A bomb threat email was sent on Friday morning to as many as fifteen schools in Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka. This caused panic among staff members, parents, kids, and officials. Though they are investigating to rule out any possibilities, the city police believe the emails are a hoax.
The grounds of these schools are being searched by authorities, including the bomb squad department, in an effort to find and seize any suspicious objects. As a precaution, police have also evacuated teachers and students from the buildings, and several schools have told parents to come pick up their kids early.
According to The Hindustan Times report, a senior official said that the explosives had been placed on school property, as the emails stated. As soon as the command centre called, they dispatched their squads to the several schools spread throughout the city. After all staff and students were safely removed from the school, a thorough search is presently being conducted. On the surface, it seems like a prank message, but nothing strange has been found so far.
Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara also spoke on the matter. They currently know of fifteen schools where threatening emails have been received; similar threats were received the previous year as well. They can’t afford to take any chances, therefore they are inspecting the schools and taking all required safety steps. Threatening phone calls will have dire repercussions for the maker.
Karnataka CM Assures Parents
Certain schools in Bengaluru city have received emails today morning indicating ‘bomb threat’. Anti sabotage and bomb detection squads have been pressed into service to verify and ascertain. The calls seem to be hoax. Even then all efforts will be made to trace the culprits. pic.twitter.com/QqBaSuJ11W
— CP Bengaluru ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಆಯುಕ್ತ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು (@CPBlr) December 1, 2023
According to the Karnataka Chief Minister, police will look into this as he has given them permission to. Since security precautions have been taken, parents don’t need to worry. He has given the police orders to tighten security and conduct inspections of the schools. Additionally, the police department has submitted its preliminary report.
Additionally, after receiving a threatening email, Bengaluru school principal D K Shivakumar of Karnataka paid a visit to the institution. He stated that when he was watching the television for the news, he noticed that the school opposite his house also received a threat. And he went to check on the situation.
Similar spoof calls and messages were made to a number of the IT hub’s schools last year; in January of this year, the city’s National Public School got a bomb threat.
Other Bomb Threat:
A 29-year-old man from the Rajkot district of Ahmedabad has been placed under arrest by the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) for sending an email threatening to detonate a bomb at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium during IND vs PAK World Cup cricket match on October 14. Karan Mavi, a resident of Kherdi village in the Rajkot district, has been named as the accused. According to the authorities, the accused works as a carpenter and agricultural labourer and resides with his sister and brother.
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